Is a Generic Version of LoSeasonique Available?
(levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription contraceptive product. It is one of the many oral contraceptives
(birth control pills
) available. It is both a low-dose birth control pill and an extended-cycle birth control pill. Women who take LoSeasonique will have fewer periods (one every four months).
Brand-name LoSeasonique is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. It is also available in generic form.
Availability of Generic LoSeasonique
Generic LoSeasonique is sold under the names Amethia
™ Lo and Camrese®
Lo. For birth control pills, generic manufacturers almost always choose to give the medications their own brand-like names, mostly to avoid confusion among the many very similar (but different) generic birth control pills
is made by Watson Laboratories, Inc. CamreseLo
is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Notice that the manufacturer for Camrese is the same as for brand-name LoSeasonique. This is because CamreseLo is an "authorized generic," meaning that it is exactly the same as the brand-name drug in every way, except that it is packaged and labeled as a generic. The tablets are identical and the manufacturer is the same, but the name of the medication is different.
Like LoSeasonique, Amethia Lo and CamreseLo come in one strength, containing 0.1 mg of levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (the first 84 tablets). The last seven tablets contain 0.01 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet, but no levonorgestrel.